Chacayes

This rich, concentrated wine comes from the best plots of the ‘Chacayes’ (the name given to the little jackal that wanders through the vineyard) finca in Vista Flores. A hectare of this Malbec plot has the greatest planting density in the world (20,000 vines per hectare) and produces concentrated grapes with a yield of around 1kg per hectare.

Description

Winemaking techniques

The grapes are harvested by hand in crates then sorted one at a time on a double sorting table by two successive teams. Partially fermented in 400-litre French oak barrels with a rotation system. Post-fermentation maceration lasting a month. Malolactic fermentation and weekly yeast stirring. 40% of the juice is removed. 24 months of maturation in new French oak barrels.

Tasting notes

Intense garnet red colour.

Complex nose. Intense red fruit aromas, and coffee and chocolate notes from its time in oak barrels.

Volume on the palate with ripe tannins. The red fruit and coffee aromas give way to a lingering finish. A very well balanced whole.

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Bodega Piedra Negra

Argentina

Bodega Piedra Negra

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IG Los Chacayes

Malbec

Red

Red meat cooked on the barbecue

Venison in sauce or roasted or marinated

Awards

2015

97 pts – James Suckling

93 pts – Tim Atkin

 

2014

97 pts – James Suckling

95 pts – Tim Atkin

93 pts – Wine Spectator

91 pts – Wine Enthusiast

 

2013

94 pts – James Suckling

93 pts – Tim Atkin

94 pts – Wine Advocate

93 pts – Wine Enthusiast

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